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Volunteer Jobs

*If your child is swimming in the meet, one parent is responsible for volunteering at least 3 swim meets*

**Volunteer- Officials and Computer Scorer- please let Sarah Howdeshelt know if you are interested in becoming an Official or Computer Scorer. We are always looking for new people to help**

TIMERS and Head Timer- 6 timers and 2 head timer are needed for each meet. Timers stand at one end of the pool at start the timer when the event starts and stops the timer when the swimmer touches the wall. Head timer starts two watches and provides their times for any lanes that miss the start.

RELAY TAKE-OFF JUDGES- These judges will be positioned near the diving blocks and monitor the relay exchanges.

LIVE STREAMER- This position will be to live stream the meet on Facebook.

AWARDS- This position is labeling ribbons during home meets.

CONCESSIONS- This position will be working at the concession stand during home meets.

BULL PEN PARENT- This position will be to track down swimmers prior to their event and send them up to the Clerk of Courts

STROKE AND TURN JUDGES- These judges walk the sides of the pool and identify if swimmers perform a stoke illegally. This is a trained position. Knowledge of swimming rules is preferred. Please let Sarah Howdeshelt know if you are interested in training.

ANNOUNCER- Before the start of each event, he/she shall announce the event, type of event and at the start of each heat he/she shall announce the lane, the name of each competitor and club affiliation. This is a trained position. Please let Sarah Howdeshelt know if you are interested in training

REFEREE- The referee shall have full authority over all officials except when a safety hazard proclamation has been issued by the Meet Director, and shall assign, and instruct all officials accordingly. He/She shall enforce all the rules and decisions of the GDSA, and shall decide all questions relating to the actual conduct of the meet, the final settlement of which is not otherwise assigned by said rules. He/She can overrule any meet official on a point of rule interpretation, or on a judgment decision pertaining to an action which he/she has personally observed. This is a trained position. Please let Sarah Howdeshelt know if you are interested in training.

STARTER- The starter directs swimmers to ‘take your mark’ and start the race. This is a trained position. Please let Sarah Howdeshelt know if you are interested in training.

DATA ENTRY PERSON- This person will work during home meets to record the times and scores of the swimmers. This position involves working on a computer. This is a trained position. Please let Sarah Howdeshelt know if you are interested in training.


Thanks again for helping! The meets run smoothly and are FUN for all when scheduled volunteers show up for their assigned jobs.

If for any reason you cannot meet your commitment, PLEASE FIND A REPLACEMENT – we’re counting on you!

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